Leadership

Meet the executive team

Adam B. Needles, Chief Executive Officer and Principal

Needles is CEO of ANNUITAS. Prior to this role, he spent four and a half years serving as Chief Strategy Officer and is the architect of the company’s core Demand Process methodology. He is an expert in helping companies build buyer-driven Perpetual Demand Generation Programs and transform their lead-to-revenue processes to drive profitable revenue growth and build sustainable brands.

Prior to joining ANNUITAS, Needles was Chief Strategy Officer at LeftBrain DGA, a Silicon Valley-based demand generation agency, where he authored the book Balancing the Demand Equation: The Elements of a Successful, Modern B2B Demand Generation Model. Before that, he was the Director of Field Marketing and B2B Marketing Evangelist at Atlanta-based Silverpop, a marketing automation company acquired by IBM in 2014. Prior to Silverpop, Needles spent four and a half years as the Vice President of Development and Marketing for technology industry analysis firm The 451 Group.

Needles holds an MBA from the Center for Brand and Product Management at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a BSFS from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Awards

40 Most Inspiring Leaders in Sales Lead Management 2015 – Sales Lead Management Association

50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management 2011, 2013 and 2014 – Sales Lead Management Association

Prior

Left Brain DGA
Silverpop
451 Group

Jim Woodcock, Chief Operating Officer and Principal

Jim has over 30 years of management experience, including senior leadership positions (CEO or EVP), with specific focus on building high-performance executive teams, and a passion for leadership development and executive coaching. As Chief Operations Officer of ANNUITAS, Jim delivers financial and strategic guidance to accelerate the success and growth of the company. Jim is the also the founder and CEO of Executive Excellence, a consultancy to CEOs presidents and business owners, that focuses on strategic planning and executive leadership development.

Jim received his undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management from Spring Arbor University (SAU), Spring Arbor, Michigan. He recently served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for SAU. The 2016 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges ranked SAU in the top tier of Midwestern regional universities.

Education

BA in Human Resources, Spring Arbor University (SAU)

Chairman of the Board of Trustees for SAU

Jennifer L. Harmel, Executive Vice President, Demand Process Strategy Practice and Principal

Jennifer has nearly twenty-five years of experience in driving Demand Generation efforts for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies in the US and Europe, to governmental agencies and small start-ups. Having worked as a client, a client agency and an agency owner herself, Jennifer brings a unique and all-inclusive perspective to her approach. At ANNUITAS, Jennifer leads the Demand Process Strategy Practice Area, ensuring that account teams are building best-in-class programs for global enterprise clients.

Jennifer has her BA in International Studies from American University and MBA/MIBS in International Business from University of South Carolina-Columbia.

Awards

20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management 2015 – Sales Lead Management Association

Prior

Epsilon
Targetbase
Merck Pharmaceuticals
Hewlett Packard
BMC Software

Jason Stewart, Vice President, Strategic Content

Jason Stewart leads the ANNUITAS Content Marketing practice, and has more than 16 years of experience in B2B marketing at both private and public companies. Prior to ANNUITAS, Jason was Director of Marketing for Demandbase, where he was named one of marketing automation’s key influencers in Marketo’s Definitive Guide to Marketing Automation and developed his expertise in Account-Based Marketing.

Focusing on content marketing and strategy development, Jason’s award-winning work with clients is focused on developing content models based on extensive research into the buyer’s journey. Jason also has a deep understanding of the marketing technology space, having founded the San Francisco Salesforce.com User Group and as one of the first 500 people in the world certified as a Salesforce.com administrator. Jason graduated with a degree in English from Rutgers University.

Awards

Gold Medal (Content), MarCom Awards 2014
Content2Conversion Social Impact “Killer Content” Award 2013

Education

BA in English from Rutgers University

Prior

Demandbase

Jenny Robertson, Vice President, Marketing Technology Practice

Jenny Robertson is an experienced technologist and marketer with over 10 years of experience in the field. As Vice President of Marketing Technology for ANNUITAS, Robertson leads a team of technologists to assist clients in their demand generation strategies and implementation of marketing technologies. Robertson joined ANNUITAS in 2014 as Lead Marketo Architect.

Prior to ANNUITAS, Roberston spent several years working in technology across several industries before shifting her main technology focus to CRM and marketing automation for the last eight years. Robertson is deeply involved in the marketing automation and local Atlanta marketing community as a five-time Marketo Champion, Marketo Certified Expert, and a Certified SFDC Administrator. She has lead the Atlanta Marketo User Group for the past three years. Robertson has a bachelor’s of business administration in Finance from the University of Georgia.

Achievements

Marketo MCE Certification

SFDC Certified Administrator

Five-time Marketo Champion

Atlanta Marketo User Group Leader

Member of Heinz Marketing Top 50 Influential People at Marketo’s #MktgNation16

Carlos Hidalgo CEO and Principal speaking at B2B Marketing in Sydney.

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